FOUNTAIN COUNTY, Ind. (WLFI) - A Veedersburg woman will likely spend the rest of her lifebehind bars for molesting three young children.
A Fountain County judge sentenced 26-year-old Samantha Light to125 years in prison.
In October, Light plead guilty to performing sexual acts onthree children and videotaping them with boyfriend Stephen E.Quick. The incidents took place from September 2008 untilFebruary 2009.
The victims were Light's own two-month-old girl, a one-year-oldboy, and a six-year-old boy.
Stephen Quick still faces trial.
Parents of the other two victims were so outraged by the crimethat they agreed to talk to News Channel 18 about theirchildren.
Larrisa Smith is the mother of one of the victims. She said shedidn't buy the emotional statement Light read in the FountainCounty Courtroom, trying to get the judge to show leniency beforesentencing.
After that statement, Smith stood and delivered one of her own,calling her former friend "a monster."
"I want her to think about my kid, and her kid, and her kid. Iwant her to think about her daughter and all the things she'smissing because she chose to miss those things. She chose it, shebrought it on herself," said Smith.
Angela Hayman and Samantha Light are family, but that didn'tstop Light from molesting her cousin's one-year-old son.
"It's hard to hear it over and over and over again. It's notsomething you want to think about every day and I'm just ready forthis to be over with because I just want to move on. I just want totake care of my son and I don't want to have to wake up everymorning thinking about what happened to him," said Hayman.
Smith said this group will pull together and be there for allthree kids to try and limit any long-term negative effects.
"It's a horrible thing. It evokes anger, betrayal," saidSmith.
Samantha Light received 40 years apiece for the first two felonycounts, and 45 years for the third count. Circuit Judge Susan OrrHenderson increased the sentence on the third count due to the veryyoung age of Light's own daughter.
The maximum sentence was 150 years, but because of Light'sremorse and lack of prior record, Henderson reduced thesentence.
Light's 125-year sentence is not enough, according to LarrisaSmith. When asked what punishment would fit the crime, Smith saidshe favored the death penalty.
Parents of the victims said restraining themselves in thecourtroom was difficult, but they managed.
"Having restraint on what you want to do - on what you thinkabout doing and what you actually do - is what separates the goodguys from the bad guys. That's why we get to walk out of here todayand go home to our children and our families and our supportsystems and why she gets to go to [...] prison for the rest of herlife," said Smith.
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